Truly remarkable how far and how fast these things have come..
The first chip to use ARM’s Cortex-A15 processor design, it will offer 2-3x the processing performance of OMAP 4, along with a 5x graphics bump, all while using 60 per cent of the power. As a complete system on a chip (SoC), it will also include GPS, Bluetooth, FM and 3G circuitry. It will be built on a 28nm process and offer support for recording and playing back 1080p video, displaying 3D content, and support all the latest connectivity including HDMI and USB 3.0.
This is absolutely staggering. Even PC chips couldn’t match this a few years back. And the TI chip isn’t even the only one in this category, there are similar chips from Qualcomm, Nividia, etc.